Clark Gregg likes me! He really likes me!
Or, you know. He at least likes a thing I made, and that’s pretty much the same thing.
Before I started Storied Threads, I sometimes worked as a costume designer for renaissance faires. It’s not a job I have time for anymore — Storied Threads keeps me plenty busy enough! So it’s interesting, now, to vend at a show I used to design, and see pieces I made for specific characters getting re-used in new ways. Sometimes they’re predictable — a knight’s surcoat getting re-used, just on a different knight, for instance. And sometimes, less so.
I am, to borrow a phrase from Tom Hiddleston,uncontrollably excited for theAvengers DVD and Blu-Ray release on September 25. This movie made me so happy when I saw it opening weekend that I then proceeded to see it in the theater — I kid you not — four more times. This is an unprecedented feat of movie-going for me, and while I’m not precisely PROUD of it…I do own the fact that it happened.
Tapping new fandoms
It’s no secret that business here at Storied Threads really took off when I started tapping into pop culture and fandoms. It started last spring, when I debuted the Doctor Who Awareness Ribbon patch, and has simply grown exponentially from there. At CTRF last fall, I had a handful of Doctor Who patches, which sold so fast I couldn’t keep them in stock. And by this year’s Robin Hood show in May, I had so many Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, and even Avengers patches that they each got their own section of the tent to be displayed in.